TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

CHP announces Avian Flu case in Guandong Province

The Center for Health Protection (CHP) announced on Friday that it is monitoring a case of the Influenza strain H7N9 or Avian Flu that was reported by Guangdong Province Health Officials. Read More »

Antibody for Dengue Fever serotype found

A potent antibody has been discovered by a Duke and the National University of Singapore (NUS) study that is able to neutralize the Dengue virus, they announced on Friday. Read More »

CDC releases measles outbreak overview

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an overview of the measles outbreak that has affected 125 individuals in Calif. Read More »

Leach bill aims to end philosophical exemption from vaccines

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Mongomery/Delaware) recently proposed legislation that would eliminate philosophical exemptions from vaccinations for children. Read More »

Walgreens Flu Index for week of Feb. 23

Walgreens released its latest flu index for the week of February 23 today. Read More »

Merck partners with Medicines Patent Pool to benefit developing countries

Merck, Medicines Patent Pool agreement will expand raltegravir HIV-1 treatments into developing countries. Read More »

Frequency of measles vaccine discussions rises by 500%

People are talking about measles vaccines Read More »

WHO seeks greater acceptance of measles vaccination

The World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe calls for more measles vaccines Read More »

WHO seeks worldwide “smart” syringe use

The World Health Organization is urging health professionals to begin using “smart” syringes Read More »

Study shows most children hospitalized with pneumonia are younger than 5

Majority of children hospitalized with pneumonia in the U.S. are younger than 5 years old. Read More »

Twitter discussions increase understanding of vaccine refusers

A new study is using Twitter as a means of better understanding why people refuse vaccinations. Read More »

Deadly health care-related infection caused by antibiotic overuse

Nearly 500,000 Americans experience clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections each year Read More »

Scientists discover secrets behind malaria parasite's immune system evasion

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Wednesday released recent research that reveals the how the parasite that causes the most devastating form of human malaria, plasmodium falciparum, escapes attacks by the human immune system. Read More »

Top-line results positive for Pfizer's TRUMENBA Phase 2 study

Pfizer, Inc. on Tuesday announced positive top-line results from a phase two study of TRUMENBA, a meningococcal group B vaccine, administered with U.S. Read More »

WHO seeks to improve immunization access in Central Africa

The Inter-Country Support Team for Central Africa implements its Expanded Programme on Immunization. Read More »

Committee recommends seasonal flu vaccine for 2015-16

ACIP stopped short of recommending the nasal spray flu vaccine for children ages 2 to 8.  Read More »

NewLink Genetics achieves milestone with Ebola candidate

NewLink Genetics Corporation recently announced that, together with Merck, it has achieved a mutual license and collaboration deal, one that will further developments concerning the company’s Ebola vaccine candidate. Read More »

Serogroup B meningococcal vaccine recommended for at-risk groups

ACIP recommends that people at higher risk receive the serogroup B meningococcal vaccine. Read More »